Tal­wars likely to spend week­end in jail

Cou­ple Spends A Busy Fri­day At Dasna Prison Even As Of­fi­cials Wait For Re­lease Or­der

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Ghaziabad: Ra­jesh and Nupur Tal­war were not re­leased from Dasna jail on Fri­day, even though the Al­la­habad high court had ac­quit­ted them in the dou­ble mur­der case of their daugh­ter Aarushi and do­mes­tic help Hem­raj more than 24 hours ago. They are likely to walk out of prison only on Mon­day when the Ghaziabad CBI court, which sen­tenced them, re­opens.

Dasna jail su­per­in­ten­dent Dad­hi­ram Mau­rya said the re­lease or­der had not ar­rived. “Pris­on­ers are re­leased af­ter due process. A cer­ti­fied copy of the high court ver­dict will be sent to the CBI court in Ghaziabad that con­victed and sen­tenced the Tal­wars to life im­pris­on­ment. The CBI court will is­sue re­lease or­ders to Dasna jail,” said Mau­rya.

Tanzeel Ahmed, the Tal­wars’ lawyer, said he had re­ceived a cer­ti­fied copy of ac­quit­tal or­der from the high court on Fri­day evening. "It will be car­ried phys­i­cally to Delhi on Satur­day. The rest of the pro­ceed­ings re­gard­ing the re­lease or­der will com­mence af­ter the courts re­open on Mon­day," he said. "A bond will also be sub­mit­ted by the Tal­wars to the CBI court in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 437 CrPC.”

The bond un­der CrPC 437 is an un­der­tak­ing that the ac- quit­ted pris­on­ers will ap­pear, if sum­moned, by a higher court in the event that there is an ap­peal against the ver­dict of the high court. The en­tire pro­ce­dure is likely to be com­pleted on Mon­day af­ter the court re­opens.

Me­di­a­per­sons, and a crowd of on­look­ers, camped out­side Dasna jail all of Fri­day, hop­ing to carch a glimpse of the Tal­wars when they are re­leased. No friend or rel­a­tive of the Tal­wars vis­ited them on Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to jail of­fi­cials, Ra­jesh and Nupur met for a few min­utes on Thurs­day evening, af­ter the ver­dict was pro­nounced. The cou­ple fol­lowed reg­u­lar jail rou­tine on Fri­day and in­ter­acted with in­mates and of­fi­cials. Nupur also met kids at the jail crèche af­ter break­fast. Ra­jesh checked on pa­tients at the den­tal clinic he has opened in the jail hos­pi­tal.

“Ra­jesh nor­mally goes to his clinic at around 10am daily. But on Fri­day, he went to his clinic at 8am. He checked at least 15 in­mates with den­tal prob­lems, which is more than the av­er­age num­ber of pa­tients he at­tends every day. A num­ber of in­mates made a rush to get checked by Ra­jesh on Fri­day, as news spread he would soon be re­leased from prison,” said Mau­rya.

Nupur vis­ited the stitch­ing and tai­lor­ing unit of Dasna jail, run by women in­mates, af­ter meet­ing kids at the creche. Sev­eral in­mates asked her about the le­gal pro­ce­dure to be fol­lowed for procur­ing ac­quit­tal or­ders in their re­spec­tive cases, jail of­fi­cials said. Ra­jesh and Nupur will be paid Rs 40 for each day of work they had done dur­ing their pe­riod of stay in the jail, the of­fi­cials added.

Prem Bisht

A cer­ti­fied copy of HC ver­dict will go to CBI court in Ghaziabad CBI court will is­sue re­lease or­ders to Dasna jail Rest of the pro­ceed­ings will com­mence af­ter courts re­open on Mon­day Tal­wars will need to sub­mit a bond to CBI court that they will ap­pear, if sum­moned, by a higher court

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